What are your intentions? Do they change as things become more and more desperate?

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Real Estate Agent with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers

The purest of intentions!Real estate sales is a vocation that at times can be either very fulfilling or extremely frustrating. And during this historic market correction, it is much more often the latter rather than the former.

And while we may have the purest of intentions when it comes to serving our clients, very often desperate times may call for desperate measures. We are forced to expand our “comfort zone” on an almost daily basis.

But it’s not just about pushing the envelope in order to collect a commission. As it becomes harder and harder for purchasers to complete a transaction, it is often necessary to be flexible when it comes to protecting their interest.

I’m not talking about breaking the law or violating the code of ethics. But I am speaking of doing whatever is necessary to get the job done.

These days that might meaning breaking done some old barriers and treading on new ground.

And always maintaining good intentions!

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Rainmaker
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Bob & Leilani Souza
Placer County, CA: Foreclosures, Auctions, Rentals
Souza Realty - Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Loomis, Granite Bay, Penryn, Newcastle, Auburn, Meadow Vista (California)

Richard, we recently had a client who wanted us to purchase a home at a trustee sale on his behalf. When the bidding began, we decided to bid a little higher than HIS max bid and take it out of our own margin, just because we knew he really wanted the house and it was for his primary residence. We got outbid anyway, but at least we tried! :)

Leilani

October 09, 2010 04:57 PM
Rainmaker
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Paula McDonald
RE/MAX The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
Chevaux Group, PLLC

I won't compromise my integrity but am willing to look at things differently and try new things.

October 09, 2010 08:51 PM
Rainmaker
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Sussie Sutton
Rep for buyers, sellers, and new construction.
UTR Texas Realtors

Yes times are hard and we have to team up to make deals happen, or just to get clients. It is a chore now a days to complete a transaction...I feel like the tight rope walker in a circus! Careful,,,inch forward.... inch forward....careful and balance....inch forward and two steps back!

October 10, 2010 01:51 AM
Rainmaker
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Gail Robinson
REALTOR, GRI, e-PRO, Fairfield County, CT
William Raveis Real Estate

Well, I know that I am teaming up with agents in my area to collectively market our properties.  That's not outside my comfort zone, but it is sure is outside my broker's comfort zone.  The one good thing about all of this is that we are all in the same boat and are working together more closely to market our properties and bring them through to completion. 

October 10, 2010 02:47 AM
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John Walters
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Frank Rubi Real Estate

You are a master with your words.  Until one gets a commission check in hand at closing nothing is certain.

October 11, 2010 12:33 AM
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